My first order of business tonight is to share with you my All Time Favorite Read Alouds! I am linking up with Miss. Nelson from Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera!!
I was planning to link up already but then she commented that she LOVES Molly Lou Melon and now like her even more! ;)
Check out my compilation:
They are all great. Read them all!!!!!! :)
We Have a Winner!!
I also need to announce the winner of the Flash Giveaway that I hosted along with Second Grade Sparkle. I am SO excited to announce that my friend Cassina from Field of Poppies is the WINNER!!!! And YES I used the random generator through Rafflecopter so no friend preferences going on here!
And I ABSOLUTELY LOVED using Rafflecopter for this giveaway and it was SO easy! (That is for all of you who haven't been brave enough to try it out!!!)
I've been particularly moody lately and thought that I may even been depressed, but I have finally found the correct label for what I am feeling. It is guilt.
My largest feeling of guilt stems from not being able to spend the time I want to with the people I love.
My grandparents live next door and I just saw the for the first time in a month yesterday for Mother's Day. Lame. Really Lame. . . . and those aren't the only people that I am neglecting . . they are just the tip of the giant iceberg of delinquency.
I also have guilt about not feeling that I am doing my job well enough . . . when ALL I am doing is spending time on my job.
I don't even have my own children.
Why do I feel so guilty?
I should only ever have cats so I don't die from the guilt of spending all of my time with other peoples children!
Some of you know that I am second year teacher, many of you are in the same boat as me being beginning teachers.
It is not easy and it gets more and more difficult!
Every single day.
More and more and more and more to learn about and to do and to say and to sing and to dance . . . and to illustrate and to adhere to and to follow and to lead and to RELEARN
Next year we are going to be moving to Common Core and switching rooms as we track in and out! I spend SO much time pretending that I know what I'm doing and just trying to decide just exactly how many minutes I want to spend with the Hippo group . . . ! I can't wrap my brain around learning a new curriculum!!! In fact, I have totally blocked it out and have decided not to worry about it.
Nice attitude, right??
Sometimes it gets me thinking that I should just get a "normal" job . . . here are some prospective employment aspirations:
1. Golf Ball Diver
2. Citrus Fruit Dyer
3. Chicken Sexer
4. Water Organist
5 Celluloid Trimmer
. . . okay j/k . . . I wouldn't last 3 seconds in a real job . . . I mean my bladder would go into hyper-shock because it wouldn't know what to do without our predetermined schedule. . . .
So now that I have labeled this feeling I have, I need to learn more about this word: BALANCE.
Is it possible? Is there anyone out there who teaches and feels like they have balance in their life?? Is there a pill I can take?? ;)
Any encouragement is welcome. :)